Critical readingIn order to read a text critically the following questions must be asked:•Is the author’s reasoning based on correct facts?•Are the author’s arguments logical? •Is the author’s motive honourable? •Are the deductions made by the author correct?
Notes, summaries, mind mapsLearners can make notes by:•Underlining the main ideas•Circling key words, phrases or clauses•Writing notes in the margin and •Highlighting important information
Post-reading ActivitiesAnswer questions based on the textMake learners aware of the use of languageReflect on the text: examples of these questions could include•Do you agree with the author’s view or do you have a different view? •Do you understand the purpose of this text?
The reading process-Application•A newspaper article as an example of my textPre-reading:•Orientate learners to the newspaper article•Ask learners questions about the text•Ask learners questions about the newspaper that the article appeared in• Scan• Skim
The reading process-ApplicationDuring reading:•Ask learners to read the article silently•Read the article aloud•Ask learners questions about the article•Deduce the meaning of words•Learners can write the main idea of each paragraph on a page •Mind map
The reading process-ApplicationDuring reading: continued…•Identify facts and opinions in the article•Discuss the article criticallyPost reading Activities:•Ask learners questions based on the article•Encourage learners to reflect on the article
End of presentation•How to answer application type questions?•All language skills can be applied to classroom practice•It is important to understand how to apply language skills in your language classroom•Good bye and best wishes for your LADLANA examination